Cookies

A cookie is information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. We may use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. We may use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognise you the next time you visit the site, so that we can show you new information.

Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

Name Typical Content Expires
_utma randomly generated number 2 years
_utmb randomly generated number 30 minutes
_utmc randomly generated number when you close your browser
_utmx randomly generated number 2 years
_utmxx randomly generated number 2 years
_utmz randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search) 6 months

Controlling cookies

Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may worsen you overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalised to you. It may also stop you from saving customised settings like login information.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org, or www.aboutcookies.org.

Other helpful resources

To learn more about advertisers’ use of cookies the following links are helpful:

Cookies for Website Administrators

As a website administrator you will be required to log in to the website content management system to perform your administrative tasks. The act of logging in creates a number of persistent and non-persistent cookies. You may (using your browser settings) prevent the site from writing these cookies but this may restrict or compromise your ability to perform website management tasks. It is therefore assumed that website content managers will accept cookies from this website.